With Casing, Support, Protector Or Static Constructional Installations Patents (Class 137/343)
  • Patent number: 10752471
    Abstract: There is disclosed a lifting attachment for a building unit comprising sheeting and a support structure over which the sheeting is disposed, the attachment being configured such that it can be connected to or integrated into the support structure and comprising a lifting anchor that, when the attachment is so connected or integrated, is engageable by a component for lifting the unit such that a releasable interconnection between the component and the support structure passes through an opening in the sheeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Cui, Frank Davern, Bernard Kennelly
  • Patent number: 10729811
    Abstract: Methods for inhibiting stenosis, obstruction and/or calcification of a heart valve following implantation in a vessel having a wall are disclosed. In one aspect the method includes providing a bioprosthetic heart valve mounted on an elastical stent; treating the bioprosthetic heart valve with a tissue fixative; coating the stent and the bioprosthetic valve with a coating composition including one or more therapeutic agents; implanting the bioprosthetic valve into the vessel in a diseased natural valve site; eluting the coating composition from the bioprosthetic valve; and inhibiting stenosis, obstruction and/or calcification of the bioprosthetic heart valve by preventing the attachment of stem cells to the bioprosthetic heart valve, the stem cells circulating external and proximate to the bioprosthetic heart valve by activating nitric oxide production (i) in the circulating stem cells, (ii) in an endothelial cell lining covering the bioprosthetic heart valve tissue, (iii) or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CONCIEVALVE, LLC
    Inventor: Nalini M. Rajamannan
  • Patent number: 10670325
    Abstract: A refrigerator and an air door device thereof are provided. The air door device comprises: a door frame having a ventilation opening; a door plate pivotably installed to the door frame so as to controllably adjust an opening area of the ventilation opening, a guide post parallel with a pivoting axis of the door plate and extending outwards is provided at one side of the door plate; and a guide plate translatably installed to the door frame and perpendicular to the pivoting axis of the door plate, the guide plate has a guide recess portion to cooperate with the guide post, and an extension direction of the guide recess portion is at a predetermined angle relative to a translation direction of the guide plate so that the guide post slides in the guide recess portion to drive the door plate to rotate when the guide plate is translated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: QINGDAO HAIER JOINT STOCK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Humin Zhang, Hao Zhang, Enpin Xia, Xiaobing Zhu
  • Patent number: 10591193
    Abstract: A water-guiding component assembly for a household cooling appliance contains a plurality of connection interfaces connecting to units not forming part of the component assembly and/or to components forming part of the component assembly. The component assembly contains an outer housing, in which the connection interfaces are comprised and housed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Enis Sinan Erkan, Dogan Kilinc, Cengizhan Kuecuekarslan
  • Patent number: 10576236
    Abstract: An oxygen delivery device for providing oxygen to a user through a retractable tube includes a first housing. An oxygen supplier, such as an oxygen concentrator, is positioned in the first housing. A reel, which is spring-loaded, is rotationally coupled to and positioned in the first housing. A door is positioned in and is hingedly coupled to the first housing proximate to the reel to allow access to the reel. A tube is coiledly positioned around the reel. The tube has a first end that is fluidically coupled to the oxygen supplier. The tube is positioned around the reel such that a second end of the tube is configured to be selectively and reversibly extended from the first housing through a hole that is positioned through the door. The second end of the tube is positioned to couple to an oxygen supply interface, such as a cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Arthur Davison
  • Patent number: 10465819
    Abstract: A pipe branching manifold including a multitude of pipe branches, wherein each pipe branch of the multitude of pipe branches includes an entry block valve, an exit block valve, and a bleed outlet including a bleed valve arranged between the entry block valve and the exit block valve, wherein in a standard operation of each pipe branch a respective entry block valve and a respective exit block valve is open and a respective bleed valve is closed, wherein in a test operation or maintenance operation of each pipe branch the respective entry block valve and the respective exit block valve is closed, and the respective bleed valve is open, wherein the pipe branching manifold includes a selector device for selecting either none or one out of the multitude of pipe branches for switching from the standard operation to the test operation or the maintenance operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MOKVELD Valves B. V.
    Inventor: Jelte Adriaan Jansen
  • Patent number: 10413258
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a medical device implantation warning includes a processor to automatically generate a spatial implantation envelope of a first medical device. The envelope defines a spatial extent of a region of implantation around a first medical device prior to, during, and/or after deployment of the first medical device for implantation. If a second medical device, such as a pigtail catheter, strays into the area, an alarm is generated to warn a medical professional to withdraw the pigtail catheter, before deployment continues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Guillaume Julien Joseph Pizaine, Olivier Pierre Nempont, Vincent Maurice André Auvray, Raoul Florent
  • Patent number: 10408339
    Abstract: A solenoid assembly includes a solenoid adapted to be coupled to a solenoid connecting member, with the solenoid connecting member extending from a support member. The solenoid assembly also includes a retaining bracket having a body portion and a securing portion extending from the body portion. The body portion is adapted to be removably coupled to the solenoid connecting member, and the securing portion is removably coupled to the solenoid. The retaining bracket is moveable between an unsecured position, and a secured position. The securing portion of the retaining bracket provides a spring force to the solenoid when the retaining bracket is in the secured position such that the solenoid is biased toward the solenoid connecting member to secure the solenoid between the solenoid connecting member and the securing portion of the retaining bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Saxon, Aaron Wolfson, Mitsuru Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10351361
    Abstract: A ship loading system for loading fluidizable materials into a ship's hold is described. The system comprises a self-supporting tubular boom that is attached to a support tower at a single attachment point. An air gravity conveyor is enclosed within the tubular boom for materials from the vicinity of the support tower to the ship's hold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FLSmidth A/S
    Inventors: Leslie Bartholomew, David Bergenstock, Louis DiBuo, Joseph Novicki
  • Patent number: 10302079
    Abstract: Systems and methods of routing pressurized fluid from a fluid source are disclosed. The system includes a composite articulating arm. The composite articulating arm further includes a first articulating arm and a second articulating arm. The first articulating arm and second articulating arm are coupled via a connection. The composite articulating arm of the disclosed system further includes no more than five elbows and six rotation points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: William D. Kendrick
  • Patent number: 10295048
    Abstract: A vehicle transmission having a valve body disposed adjacently to and in parallel with a side cover covering a front or rear side or a side surface of a transmission case in a vehicle width direction in a vehicle-mounted state, the side cover connected to the transmission case, in which an electromagnetic valve is included on the side cover side of the valve body, when viewed in a direction horizontal and parallel to mating surfaces of the transmission case and the side cover, a strainer for removing a foreign material in a hydraulic oil is disposed between the side cover and the valve body to overlap with at least a portion of the electromagnetic valve, and the strainer has an inflow portion for allowing the hydraulic oil to flow in disposed vertically above an oil surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuji Moriyama, Takafumi Inagaki, Yoshinobu Soga, Yoshihiro Mizuno, Hiromitsu Nitani, Yuji Iwatsuru
  • Patent number: 10260623
    Abstract: A vehicle transmission having a valve body disposed adjacently to and in parallel with a side cover covering a front or rear side or a side surface of a transmission case in a vehicle width direction in a vehicle-mounted state, the side cover connected to the transmission case, in which an electromagnetic valve is included on the side cover side of the valve body, when viewed in a direction horizontal and parallel to mating surfaces of the transmission case and the side cover, a strainer for removing a foreign material in a hydraulic oil is disposed between the side cover and the valve body to overlap with at least a portion of the electromagnetic valve, and the strainer has an inflow portion for allowing the hydraulic oil to flow in disposed vertically above an oil surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuji Moriyama, Takafumi Inagaki, Yoshinobu Soga, Yoshihiro Mizuno, Hiromitsu Nitani, Yuji Iwatsuru
  • Patent number: 10232415
    Abstract: A substrate-treating apparatus is disclosed. The substrate-treating apparatus may include a vessel configured to provide a treatment space therein, a substrate-supporting unit provided in the vessel to support a substrate, and a spraying member configured to spray treatment solution on the substrate loaded on the substrate-supporting unit. The vessel may have an inner side surface, on which at least one texture pattern is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: Semes Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Hun Song, Ki Ryong Choi, Young Chol Choi, Giu Su Park, Sun Yong Park
  • Patent number: 10219901
    Abstract: A prosthetic valve assembly for use in replacing a deficient native valve comprises a replacement valve supported on an expandable valve support. If desired, one or more anchor may be used. The valve support, which entirely supports the valve annulus, valve leaflets, and valve commissure points, is configured to be collapsible for transluminal delivery and expandable to contact the anatomical annulus of the native valve when the assembly is properly positioned. The anchor engages the lumen wall when expanded and prevents substantial migration of the valve assembly when positioned in place. The prosthetic valve assembly is compressible about a catheter, and restrained from expanding by an outer sheath. The catheter may be inserted inside a lumen within the body, such as the femoral artery, and delivered to a desired location, such as the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC CV LUXEMBOURG S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Jacques Seguin, Georg Bortlein
  • Patent number: 10161822
    Abstract: An embodiment of an inventive method for measuring pressure provides for a reference environment and an ambient environment. The reference environment is internal to a receptacle and has a reference fluid pressure. The ambient environment is external to the receptacle and has an ambient fluid pressure. Equalization of the reference pressure and the ambient pressure with respect to each other is effected by enabling and disenabling fluidic passage between the reference environment and the ambient environment. The fluidic passage is enabled until the reference pressure and the ambient pressure are equal, and is then disenabled to stabilize the equalized reference pressure. After the reference pressure and the ambient pressure are equalized, a differential pressure is measured between the equalized reference pressure and the ambient pressure. Inventive pressure measurements may be conducted, for example, repeatedly in association with a moving underwater model at various water depths and vehicular speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Joshua B. Rollins
  • Patent number: 10024281
    Abstract: An intake manifold integrated vacuum solenoid comprising a vacuum solenoid integrated into an intake manifold is provided. The solenoid includes a body and a pair of opposed attachment arms extending from the body. The body further includes an atmosphere port and a vacuum port defined by an annular collar. The collar includes at least one peripheral groove in which a sealing member is fitted. A conically-shaped bore is formed through the collar. The manifold includes an inlet into which the collar of the solenoid is fitted. The manifold further includes arm attachment posts to which the arms of the solenoid are attached. The arrangement for attaching the arms to the posts includes spools with each spool having a peripheral groove formed therein. Each spool is attached to its respective arm attachment post by a mechanical fastener. An end of each of the attachment arms is fitted into its respective spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John Carl Lohr
  • Patent number: 10004597
    Abstract: A collapsible stent for an implantable prosthetic valve incorporates leaflet-supporting members having relatively large surface area in comparison to other members defining the remainder of the stent. The leaflet-supporting members may have openings extending through them. The valve leaflets may be attached to the stent so that an attached edge of each leaflet extends along the leaflet-supporting members and is attached to the members by polymer integral with the leaflet overlying the leaflet supporting members and extending into the openings of the leaflet supporting members. The secure attachment resists stress on the leaflets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventor: XueMei Li
  • Patent number: 9931606
    Abstract: A single-lever mixing cartridge includes a head piece, which accommodates a bottom piece having at least one inflow channel and at least one outlet channel, and a disk control having a control disk that can be displaced via an at least pivotably mounted spindle relative to a passage disk which is arranged in a rotationally fixed manner. At least all inlet channels are provided with at least one lip seal for sealing the bottom piece against the passage disk and/or against a fitting receiving the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Fluehs Drehtechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Lutz Lange
  • Patent number: 9803769
    Abstract: A fixing structure for solenoid (10) includes a valve body (50) including a tubular valve insertion portion (51), a solenoid (10) to be inserted into the valve insertion portion (51), a cover (60) to cover the valve body (50) in a direction intersecting an inserting direction of the solenoid (10) into the valve insertion portion (51), and a pin (40) to be inserted and pierced through the valve insertion portion (51) and the solenoid (10) from the side of the cover (60), thereby restricting detachment of the solenoid (10) from the valve insertion portion (51). The cover (60) includes a resilient pressing piece (61) to be pressed against the pin (40) and resiliently deformed when inserting the pin (40) and to hold an inserted state of the pin (40) by resiliently returning and pressing an end of the pin (40) when the insertion of the pin (40) is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohide Maki, Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Kosuke Sone, Katsushi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 9683671
    Abstract: A valve block assembly for multiple valves, in particular expansion valves and/or shut-off valves, includes a valve block having a plurality of flow paths for fluids and a plurality of adjustment units with assigned drive units, wherein the valve block is designed as comprising two parts, these being a flow path element with the flow paths and a limiting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Corinne Le Pellec, Marc Graaf
  • Patent number: 9346345
    Abstract: A vent assembly is disposed within an interior space of a vehicle for opening and closing fluid communication between the interior space and an exterior of the vehicle. The vent assembly includes a housing defining a plurality of openings and a plurality of vanes disposed in the openings. An actuator mechanism moves the vanes between an open position and a closed position, and includes a shaped memory alloy (SMA) member for actuating the vanes between the open and closed positions. The SMA member is activated when a hatch of the vehicle is opened to move the vanes into the open position and thereby open fluid communication between the interior space and the exterior to alleviate excessive air pressure buildup during closure of the hatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Paul W. Alexander, Xiujie Gao, Alan L. Browne, Mark A. Voss, Derek L. Patterson, Lei Hao, Chandra S. Namuduri, James Holbrook Brown, Aragorn Zolno, John N. Owens, Alexander Millerman, Kevin B. Rober, Suresh Gopalakrishnan, Sanjeev M. Naik
  • Patent number: 9341197
    Abstract: A modular switching valve arrangement (12) having a plurality of switching valves (20) which are arranged adjacent to one another is characterized in that each switching valve (20) includes at least one media connection (34) which has a connecting piece (26) mounted thereto, and in that the connecting piece (26) braces the corresponding switching valve (20) with a shared carrier plate (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: BUERKERT WERKE GMBH
    Inventor: Joachim Götzelmann
  • Patent number: 9133606
    Abstract: A valve box platform is disclosed. The valve box platform may include a peripheral wall having a receiving surface for receiving a valve box. A first recess may be positioned within the peripheral wall. The first recess may include a knockout portion selectively disclosed therein. The peripheral wall may also include a U-shaped recess having a rounded receiving portion with the U-shaped recess being aligned with the first recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent C. Ericksen, Stuart J. Eyring, Eric Tres Wangsgaard, Daniel R. Petersen
  • Patent number: 9127846
    Abstract: A coupling assembly includes a keyed coupling configured to couple to a valve stem and a plate configured to couple to a knob. The keyed coupling includes a projection having a cross-sectional shape. The plate includes a keyed slot defined therethrough. The keyed slot is shaped to correspond to the cross-sectional shape of the projection to receive at least a portion of the projection when the plate is coupled to the valve stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert Paul Bollman, Gonzalo Luis Ocano, John Mark Chilton, Rafael Martinez Olguin, Carlos Arturo Garcia Casillas
  • Patent number: 9101788
    Abstract: A case for an emergency escape breathing apparatus including a substantially rigid hollow shell defining a cylinder housing portion for retaining a cylinder of breathable gas and a delivery device housing portion for removably housing a delivery device for the breathable gas supplied by the cylinder. An access opening is provided which provides access to the interior of the delivery device housing portion through which a delivery device, such as a hood or mask, can be inserted and removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Draeger Safety UK Limited
    Inventors: Jason E. Allan, Michael R. Peel
  • Publication number: 20150136180
    Abstract: The invention concerns an assembly (1) for engaging and activating a bargun (2), the bargun having a handle (21) with at least one button (22, 23) on its upper surface (24) and a nozzle (25) perpendicular to the handle, the assembly comprising:—a draining body (11) presenting:. an opening (111) for receiving the bargun nozzle,. an outlet (112) configured for being connected to the drain,—a bargun holding bracket (12) attached to the draining body, said bracket defining a space (s) for holding the handle and the free end (121) of said bracket being configured for activating the at least one button on the upper surface of the handle when the handle is slid in said space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Rick Baron, Joshua Cox, Steve Garbee, Steve Robbins
  • Publication number: 20150101683
    Abstract: A gas bearing seal using porous materials for distribution of gas flow can provide site isolation during wet processing. In some embodiments, a flow cell comprises a porous media gas bearing surrounding a periphery of the flow cell, isolating the liquid inside the flow cell from the ambient air outside the flow cell. In some embodiments, a protective chuck comprises a porous media gas bearing disposed in a middle of the protective chuck, isolating the liquid outside the protective chuck with the gaseous ambient generated by the porous media gas bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Aaron Francis
  • Publication number: 20150102129
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting assembly for a rocket nozzle for an engine that may be operable in rocket mode, in which the engine combusts stored oxygen and hydrogen, or in air-breathing mode, in which the engine combusts air from the atmosphere and stored hydrogen. A plurality of ducts and pipes are connected to the nozzle to supply fuel and other fluids. As it is desirable to allow the nozzle to pivot, the mounting assembly may include flexible couplings on the ducts and pipes about selected pivot points allowing the desired freedom of motion. The flexible couplings are designed to withstand various pressure forces in the rocket/aircraft flight environment, and may be composed of spaced annular elements, wherein a partial toroid element connects consecutive pairs of annular elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Alan Bond, Richard Varvill
  • Publication number: 20150070182
    Abstract: A gas pressure regulator is disclosed that includes a reciprocating piston that engages and disengages from a seat to open the higher pressure and lower pressure sides of the regulator to one another. The regulator includes an elastomer seal between the seat and the piston that has an ignition rating sufficient to avoid combustion in the presence of oxygen at pressure differentials that are a factor of between 5 and 10 between the higher pressure and lower pressure sides of the regulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: BeaconMedaes LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Brian Conner
  • Publication number: 20150053278
    Abstract: A flushing device includes an enclosure having an access opening; a discharge conduit; a fluid system conduit; a platform situated within the enclosure, the platform having a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface facing the access opening and movable to proximate the access opening; a flushing valve mounted on the platform and in fluid communication with the fluid system conduit, the flushing valve operatively connected to a flushing controller, the flushing valve controllable by the flushing controller; and a meter mounted on the top surface of the platform, the meter including a meter inlet and a meter outlet, the meter inlet in fluid communication with the flushing valve, the flushing valve in fluid communication with the meter and the fluid system conduit, the meter outlet in fluid communication with the discharge conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventors: Harold Mosley, Wade Pope
  • Patent number: 8939168
    Abstract: A valve box platform is disclosed. The valve box platform may include a peripheral wall having a receiving surface for receiving a valve box. A first recess may be positioned within the peripheral wall. The first recess may include a knockout portion selectively disclosed therein. The peripheral wall may also include a U-shaped recess having a rounded receiving portion with the U-shaped recess being aligned with the first recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent C. Ericksen, Stuart J. Eyring, E. Tres Wangsgaard, Daniel R. Petersen
  • Publication number: 20150000764
    Abstract: An automatically deployed water removal apparatus for use with a solid, flexible swimming pool cover to remove rainwater caught by the cover. In one embodiment, a head with a water inlet pivots from a stored position along the edge of a pool to a deployed position near the center of a deployed cover as the cover advances to its deployed, pool-covering position. In another embodiment, a water inlet is attached to and positioned in part by a tether cord that may be reeled out during cover deployment and reeled in during retraction of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald Leon Johnson, Steven Simas Escobar, Yugen Patrick Lockhart, Kevin Losee, John Patton
  • Publication number: 20140360595
    Abstract: A print element substrate is absorbed and held by a handling jig to define a predetermined location and position of the print element substrate with respect to the supporting member. In this instance, the handling jig is provided with a convex portion. Therefore, when the print element substrate is joined to the supporting member, the convex portion comes into contact with a surface of the supporting member, so that it is possible to define the height of the print element substrate with respect to the joining surface. This makes it possible to control the amount and height of squash by the print element substrate exerted on the adhesive agent applied on the joining surface. It is possible to prevent the redundant adhesive agent from spilling out in a print liquid flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Tatsunori Fujii
  • Publication number: 20140352804
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rinsing arrangement (8) for a domestic appliance (1) for the care of laundry items, comprising a rinsing dish (8a) that has an upper portion (8b) and a lower portion (8c) connectable to thereto, wherein a water supply device (8d) having a water receiving tray is formed in the lower portion (8c), and an outlet connector (8e, 8f) is formed on the lower portion (8c), which opens into the water receiving tray, wherein a dividing wall (31) that is separate from the lower portion (8c) and can be attached to the lower portion (8c) is formed, and in the arranged state of the dividing wall (31), a siphon (8n) is formed between the outlet connector (8e, 8f) and a water receiving space (8j) formed in the lower portion (8c). The invention further relates to a domestic appliance (1) having a rinsing arrangement (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Edwin Bolduan, Andre Sabalat, Alexander Schlitzer
  • Publication number: 20140345709
    Abstract: A mounting assembly which provides for a rigid connection between a valve assembly, such as a canister purge valve (CPV), and a component in an air flow system of a vehicle, such as an intake manifold, air box, or the like. The mounting assembly includes two brackets that are connected to the CPV, and the brackets are used to connect the CPV to an intake manifold. The first bracket includes an isolator having a slot, and a blade or flange extends into the slot, providing only one way of attachment between the CPV and the intake manifold. The second bracket includes a single bolt through a molded tab providing a second connection. The second bracket also has a second isolator; both isolators are made of rubber or other type of material suitable for isolating vibration. Each isolator provides vibration isolation between the intake manifold and the CPV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Douglas Jefford, Benjamin Dominick Manton Williams, Daniel Clayton Todd Jackson, David Rene Forgeron
  • Publication number: 20140331704
    Abstract: A pressure relief valve (20) for use in connection with a high pressure fluid system has a protective cap (22) for limiting the exposure of personnel to high pressure fluid venting from the pressure relief valve. In an embodiment, the protective cap includes a cylindrical cap body (52) mounted to a distal end (28) of the valve body (24) of the pressure relief valve and a skirt flange (54) extending circumferentially about an open end of the cap body for deflecting the streams of high pressure fluid venting from the pressure relief valve away from an outwardly directed path. A circumferential seal body (70) may be disposed between an inner circumferential surface (66) of the cap body and an outer circumferential surface (68) of the distal end of the valve body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Jason R. Kondrk, Zvonko Asprovski
  • Patent number: 8882572
    Abstract: A vent tile includes at least one louver, an actuator configured to control the at least one louver, a thermal imaging sensor configured to monitor temperature of a remotely located apparatus through thermal imaging of a surface of the apparatus, and a controller configured to control the actuator based upon the monitored temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alan A. McReynolds, Geoff M. Lyon, Abdlmonem Beitelmal
  • Patent number: 8821718
    Abstract: Automated fluid handling system comprising a housing (20) and two or more fluid handling units (26) arranged as interchangeable modular components with an external fluidics section (30) and an internal non fluidics section (32), and wherein the housing (20) comprises a liquid handling panel (22) with two or more of component positions for receiving said interchangeable modular components (26) such that the external fluidics section (30) is separated from the non fluidics section (32) by the liquid handling panel (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences AB
    Inventors: Johan Blomberg, Mats Lundkvist
  • Publication number: 20140230923
    Abstract: A connector for connecting a container with a fluid preparation device for preparing a fluid, in particular a container with a concentrate for the preparation of dialysis fluid, as well as the combination of the connector, the corresponding container and the fluid preparation device. In order to simplify the handling during both the manufacturing process of such containers and the connection of such containers to the fluid preparation devices, the connector connects a first and second fluid line of the container with a third and fourth fluid line of the fluid preparation device with two laterally spaced-apart mounting elements which each incorporate one of two orifices terminating the first and second fluid lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Winfried BREHM, Thierry DUPIN, Ilona EGGERT, Thomas FAULHABER, Thomas GRAF, Phillippe LAFFAY
  • Publication number: 20140230903
    Abstract: A device and method for preventing the backflow of undesirable gases from being drawn up through a drain line into a room. The device is particularly useful in applications where liquid flow into the drain is infrequent, resulting in little or no liquid left standing in the P-trap to serve as a gas barrier. When installed the device prevents the unwanted backflow of sewer gases into the room above. However, if water or a similar liquid is introduced into the drain line, the device dissolves, thereby allowing the liquid to pass down the drain line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas K. Dombrowski
  • Patent number: 8807524
    Abstract: An electromagnetic valve includes a valve case, a covering member, a valve member, an urging device, and an electromagnetic driving unit. The case includes a side wall; a bottom wall; an opening; a peripheral end face; a valve accommodating part eccentrically relative to a central axis of the opening; and a first port. The covering member includes a top plate part welded on the end face to cover the opening; a second port; a cylindrical part; and a valve seat on an end face of the cylindrical part. The valve member is accommodated in the accommodating part, and engaged with/disengaged from the valve seat to close/open a flow passage of fluid between the first and second ports. The case includes an auxiliary wall symmetrically to the side wall located closer to a valve axis with respect to a shorter symmetry plane. The plate part is welded on an opening-side end face of the auxiliary wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Kunio Nanba
  • Publication number: 20140224353
    Abstract: A mounting adaptor for a valve actuator includes a driver aperture configured to receive a valve actuator driver. The mounting adaptor further includes a plurality of mounting posts configured to engage a thermal riser or a valve attachment pad. The mounting adaptor includes a first set of apertures configured to engage the valve actuator and a second set of apertures configured to engage a different valve actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Cory C. Strebe
  • Publication number: 20140224348
    Abstract: A diaphragm valve having at least two axially extending fluid passageways, which are aligned with each other and which extend towards each other, and a separation wall between the fluid passageways provides for the separation wall, if viewed in the longitudinal sectional view, to have a flatter and a steeper section for delimiting the fluid passageways. Moreover, a method for producing a diaphragm valve housing is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: BUERKERT WERKE GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Wopper, Claudia Reustlen
  • Patent number: 8777125
    Abstract: An operator interface assembly is provided that includes a frame having a first end configured to rotatably couple to a first lateral frame tube of an agricultural vehicle, and a second end configured to transition between a raised position adjacent to a second lateral frame tube of the agricultural vehicle and a lowered position beneath the second lateral frame tube via rotation of the frame about the first end. The operator interface assembly also includes a fluid inlet coupled to the frame, and configured to provide fluid to the agricultural vehicle. In addition, the operator interface assembly includes a valve coupled to the frame, and configured to control fluid flow from the fluid inlet to the agricultural vehicle. The fluid inlet and the valve are positioned adjacent to the second end of the frame, and directed laterally outward with respect to the agricultural vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: John Paul Honermann, Scott David Reese
  • Patent number: 8763627
    Abstract: A fastener has a metallic member and a nonmetallic cap member. The metallic member has a head and a shaft. The shaft has a first end at the head, a distal second end, and an externally threaded portion. The metallic member further has a projection extending from the head opposite the shaft. The cap member is mated to the head opposite the shaft and retained by the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Shelton O. Richards
  • Publication number: 20140174755
    Abstract: A valve comprises a valve mechanism located within a housing arrangement, wherein the housing arrangement comprises an outer housing configured to be mechanically secured with a fluid conduit system, and an inner housing located within the outer housing and configured to contain pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Craig Mitchell, Keith Taylor, Alistair Tennant
  • Publication number: 20140166127
    Abstract: An auxiliary intake valve device is provided that includes a valve housing that is disposed at an air cleaner cover, has an inlet port and an outlet port, and has a plurality of inlet apertures at the inlet port. In addition, a fixing bracket is disposed within the valve housing and an elastic member is disposed on the fixing bracket. A plurality of valves are supported by the elastic member and are configured to selectively close the inlet apertures and open the inlet apertures when negative pressure is generated at the outlet port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Tae Min Yun
  • Publication number: 20140166120
    Abstract: A valve body for a fluid injection valve has a longitudinal axis and includes a base body. The base body has a sidewall defining a recess extending through the base body in an axial direction. The sidewall includes a magnetic material and has at least one opening that perforates the sidewall. The valve body further includes a cover element which includes a non-magnetic material and which is arranged to sealingly cover at least one opening. In addition a fluid injection valve and a method for producing the valve body are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Stefano Filippi, Mauro Grandi, Francesco Lenzi, Valerio Polidori
  • Publication number: 20140158223
    Abstract: A incubator chamber comprises a base, lid and plurality of trays, each of which are stackable upon one another in an open or closed configuration. A clamp could be provided having an interior cavity sized and dimensioned to simultaneously receive a portion of a perimeter of each of a base and a lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Barry E. Rothenberg
  • Publication number: 20140150897
    Abstract: Provided is a shock absorber that includes a disk support section protruding between an intermediate seat and an inner seat, having a tip height position in a protruding direction higher than that of the inner seat and lower than that of the intermediate seat, and continuously or discontinuously disposed in an annular shape. In a state in which a first disk is pressed against the inner seat and placed on an outer seat, the intermediate seat and the disk support section, in the first disk, a first bending section bent in a convex shape toward a valve main body side is formed between the inner seat and the disk support section, and a second bending section bent in a convex shape toward a side spaced apart from the valve main body is formed between the disk support section and the outer seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro ASHIBA